Monday, October 30, 2006

Back, But Beat

What a weekend. We're back home, but I am worked. So worked in fact that we've already had dinner and I'm heading for bed. Pictures coming soon.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Full Steam Reverse

Well until I get a better feel and understanding of tinkering with php I'll be sticking with my Blogger blog for a while. I just haven't had the time to really tinker with wordpress nor search for a template that was close enough to what I wanted without having to fiddle with it.

There won't be any updates this weekend as I'll be in .... wait for it ....

Vegas! Woohoo! Party at the Hard Rock on Saturday. If you're there look for LK wearing that wig below decked out hairband style. If you find me I'll buy the drinks. Cheers.

Pictures next week.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Version 2.0 In Alpha

So Blogger crapped out in a major way tonight. It's not the first time. While looking for answers to what had happened I discovered some info I was previously unaware of. Google is the owner of Blogger. No news there. However, they have a new version of Blogger in the works and from what I've read so far it's not the best solution.

Now I'm not using Blogger to host my blog. I would have thought that since it was not hosted by Blogger that it would be immune to their service issues and up until tonight that had been the case. So I'm trying out new stuff. Right now I've got Wordpress installed and I'll be seeing how that works for me.

I really haven't suffered too much from Blogger's issues and they do have some features I like. I really like the way the make uploading pictures easy. That will be a feature I'll miss. Anyway expect changes in the coming weeks.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Like A Frikkin' Hurricane

It's only gonna get better from here.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Derby Dolls vs The Sirens

The Chinese Jet Pilot and I headed back downtown Saturday night to Japantown and the Little Tokyo Mall for some more L.A. Derby Dolls action. Woohoo!! Another great night. Traffic was hell getting to Pasadena to meet up with everyone, but the cab ride back downtown was a breeze. We got the same cab driver as last time. The cab ride home was another story. Piece of shit cabby playing stupid on how to get to the 110. Bastard added $15 onto the ride. Still better than driving in, but damn. Little bastard. Funny thing is the ride has consistently been like $30 or so and we've consistently tipped like $10. If the little fucker had just taken us straight home with no detours he'd have made an extra $10 off the books. As it was he got nothing.

Anyway, I'm not sure exactly when we got there, but luckily Fancy Pants and Bro-In-Law got there early and snagged a spot by the track. Same corner as last time. I snapped a quick phone pic of some of the Fight Crew girls this time, but I still didn't bring a good camera. I guess I'm a little shy about bringing it downtown, but really the last two times have been great so next time for sure. Risky Business came with us this time too. CJP and GM actually were the first ones to go to a bout way back at the beginning of the summer and extolled the virtues of Roller Derby to the rest of us. Luckily they were convincing.

Well I seem to have picked a good team to root for. The Fight Crew have kicked some ass at the last two bouts I've seen. Last month there were a couple of really nasty spills with Iron Mayven going into the rail in a nasty way and Jihad dislocating her shoulder. Both were there Saturday, but the Mayven's team wasn't skating and Jihad was still recovering for the title match in November.

They have all kinds of merch on sale at the events. Their own stuff as well as other vendors who I guess help sponsor the league. The Dolls also sell raffle tickets for prize bags. Well the CJP has been buying tickets from the very beginning, but has never come home with anything. Well he finally has. He got a gift bag with all the stuff seen below, with the exception of the flask. He got that at the last bout for buying a VIP ticket. And yes that is a skate board deck that he won. The crazy fool is actually going to outfit the damn thing and then attempt to ride it. Oi!

He gave me some of his stickers, but I ended up buying all my other stuff rather winning it. Heh.

I put the new license plate bracket on today. Forgot to take a picture though. Oh well. Picture a dirty ass dark grey Camry with the above license plate. Oh and a I heart Derby Girls bumper sticker in the front window.

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

By Popular Demand

Well by popular Rosanna demand anyway.



I included the back shot too because I know she just wanted to see how rad my ass looks under that jacket.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

It's Addicting

So how much would you pay for this...

Well you'll just have to wait until I get it before you'll find out how much I paid. I'd still like to hear the guesses.

Edit(10/6/2006): Per request here is the description.
Fantastic vintage green long sleeved jacket. Great vintage hot rod jacket with white stripes down the left panel. COBRA racing patch on left breast. American flag patch on the right sleeve. Two hip pockets and one on left sleeve. Drawstring waist. Hoop zipper pull. Lined with blue fuzzy material. 100% nylon. Tag is completely faded. Size Large. Measures 23" from armpit to armpit and 28" from collar to bottom. In great vintage condition.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sheldon Wapsi Update

Ok so here are a couple of quick pics of what else I picked up when I won the auction. These were just a bonus as I had no idea Dave had intended to include these with the strip. The first is a sketch done by Dave per my request for a Sheldon in snorkle gear. How fucking cool is that? Too fucking cool I tell ya!

The second is the sketch and inscription he included at my request on the inside cover of a copy of his first Sheldon compilation book. I also got to see the cover of his new Sheldon book today. Woohoo! Today kicked so much ass. Thanks again Dave.

If you're looking for a couple of quality comics please consider both of these guys. I can vouch for Dave after having met him and talked with him a bit today at lunch. He also had nothing but great things to say about Paul. So again Wapsi Square and Sheldon. Do yourself a favor and give them a try.

Sweet Blank Label Goodness!

A month or so back Paul Taylor of Wapsi Square fame had a child. Well obviously his wife had a child and he was blamed for it. ;) The unfortunate part was that their newborn couldn't wait to get out and was born about a month early. There were some complications and without going into details the medical bills increased from that of a normal birth. Time has passed and baby Taylor is doing much better. In fact extremely well. Yay baby Taylor!

The fellows over at Blank Label Comics decided to do something for their teammate and partner to help with the unexpected bills. They ended up auctioning off some original artwork, signed comics, etc. This is where I come into the story. I've been reading Wapsi Square for quite a while now. Long enough that I don't remember when I started reading it. It is at the top of my list of comics to read everyday. I had gone to the San Diego Comicon earlier in the summer in part to meet Paul and get him to sign one of his books for me. That didn't happen, but because it didn't I gave Dave Kellet and his comic Sheldon a try while I was there. Sheldon has become a daily staple now.

Well Dave put up an original strip plus a custom sketch for auction. I won. Woohoo! So I don't have a picture ready right now of the sketch, but I'll post one later tonight. However, I am now the proud owner of an original Dave Kellet strip, see above link, suitable for framing as well as a custom one off sketch of Sheldon in snorkling get up. Kinda like my masthead graphic. Sweet! I met Dave today at lunch to pick up my stuff and sat and chatted with him for about fortyfive minutes over coffee at a local Starbucks. Again awesome stuff.

I've been contributing fairly healthily to charities this year and that is something I plan to continue. However, being able to directly help someone that needs it and that has given me something so enjoyable is just as good if not even better. Thanks to Dave for the artwork. Thanks to Paul for making Wapsi Square and best wishes to you, your wife and your newborn.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Enough Is Enough

Monday Night Football Has Been Ruined

As much as I would like to watch a bit of football on Monday nights that just doesn't seem like it is going to be possible. I've watched the past few Mondays since the season began and it's kind of been a cumulative thing. At first it was just the stupid celebrities they interviewed during the game. There's no reason for that bullshit. I'm watching to see some football not an interview with Spike Lee or some basketball player. Tonight it came down to the number of commercials. It's barely into the 2nd quarter and I've already given up on Monday night football for the season. In fact maybe for as long as ESPN airs it. I couldn't even keep track of how many commercials they showed. I ran out of fingers and toes. I ended up in me writing my second email to ESPN tonight. I wrote the first one during the first Monday night game of the season. I had hoped they would improve, but alas they have not. It's a bit disappointing really. The game tonight looked like it might be a good one. Oh well. That's what ESPN gets for getting greedy with the ad dollars. Who knows what the fuck they were trying to accomplish by interviewing non-football people during a football game.

Fuck you ESPN and the backwards ass horse you road in on. Your sponsors were probably not going to get any of my money anyway, but they definitely aren't now.
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